Recent Posts

Methods of Cleaning Your Jacksonville Property after a Fire Damage Experience

7/8/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Methods of Cleaning Your Jacksonville Property after a Fire Damage Experience When you are facing fire damage and soot, it's best to have a professional company like SERVPRO handle the remediation. Call immediately.

Team SERVPRO Uses Appropriate Cleaning Methods When Dealing With Soot and Other Damage After a Fire

After a fire damage incident, the smoke particles that move around the structure can negatively impact ceilings and walls in many ways. To prevent permanent or further damage, you need to take immediate action, and it is not advisable to do the cleaning by yourself. Not all fire events are the same, and that calls for professional help to determine the most suitable restoration procedures for your Jacksonville property.
 
Specific factors guide our SERVPRO technicians when selecting the most appropriate technique after a fire damage incident in Jacksonville. For instance, if we are cleaning walls and ceilings, we look at the type of smoke residues, the nature of the surface, and whether the area is dry cleanable or wet cleanable. Peroxide active cleaning, wet cleaning as well as well dry cleaning are the primary cleaning methods that we use.
 
Our SERVPRO technicians use dry cleaning when cleaning surfaces that have non-oily smoke residues. In this method, we use a dry clean sponge to do the job, and it is among the initial steps that we perform before extensive cleaning starts. If we need to remove light to heavy smoke residues from wooden, metal, and painted ceilings, then wet cleaning is an option.
 
Peroxide active cleaning is a suitable method for cleaning greasy particles that are on acoustical ceilings and other forms of nonporous and porous ceilings. We prefer this method when there are chances of dissolving the coating on textured ceilings through aggressive wet cleaning methods. The method also preserves the appearance of blown tiles.
 
When our SERVPRO technicians are dry cleaning your property, we usually start by cleaning the ceilings before moving to the walls to avoid introducing dirt to clean areas. To avoid streaking the walls with the cleaning solution during wet cleaning, we start by cleaning the walls and then move to the ceilings. We also clean walls from the bottom to the top when performing wet cleaning.
 
To learn more about your options, call SERVPRO of Arlington at (904) 721-2230. Our highly trained technicians offer 24-hour emergency services, and our work is made easier by the state-of-the-art facilities which we use.
 
Click here for more information on the city of Jacksonville.

Finding Hidden Water Damage while Renovating Your Jacksonville Home

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Finding Hidden Water Damage while Renovating Your Jacksonville Home If you find water damage during a renovation, count on SERVPRO for remediation.

Hidden surprises during renovations can include water damage

Many homeowners in Jacksonville choose to begin renovations on their home during the summer. These projects can reveal damaged areas inside walls and floors that may have gone undetected previously. Other times, the damage proves much worse than anticipated.

When residents in Jacksonville find water damage during a home renovation, we can help keep your project on schedule. Many contractors often do not have the tools or skills to mitigate water damage. Water damage mitigation requires experience to ensure a complete and thorough job. Our technicians receive extensive training and earn certificates from the IICRC.

When water leaks or drips continuously, or an overflowed basin occurred, saturated materials begin to decompose. Your floors and walls can seem okay wherever visible, but once exposed, their actual condition shows the damage.

We must remove all of the damaged materials before your project can continue. As we bag these things up, we also take care to remove any nails, screws, and jagged pieces. We want to leave the area in a safe condition so renovation workers can continue with their part of making your home precisely how you want it when they finish.

When they finish with all of the renovations you want, odors might seem to develop. We can also help you get control of this problem by eliminating what causes these new smells. Sometimes, removing parts of your home to carry out a renovation exposes odor-causing particles. These often remain after the renovation is completed. If so, warmer days might also bring stronger odors. Our staff can help remove these by using thermal fogging. This method is very useful in removing odors from water damage and also smoke.

When water damage causes your family problems of any kind, we are ready to help you make things right again. Call SERVPRO of Arlington at (904) 721-2230 any hour of the day or night. We can help keep everything on track. Our technicians serve families in the Jacksonville, Arlington, and Fort Caroline areas.

Click here to see things to do in Jacksonville.

Fire Damage Experts in St Nicholas Explain Mitigation Procedures

6/14/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Experts in St Nicholas Explain Mitigation Procedures Proper assessment by certified SERVPRO technicians can help with expediting the remediation process. Call immediately after a fire.

SERVPRO Technicians Assess the Type of Damage Left by the Fire Before Starting the Remediation Process

If a fire ever starts on your property in St Nicholas, there are a few elements of the blaze that can cause damage. When something burns, the process of a solid turning into a gas via heat or combustion takes place. Due to changing conditions during a fire, many materials do not completely combust causing items to get partially burnt and creating smoke.
 
The flames and heat created during a blaze can burn and cause charring on various contents and building materials inside your home. During any fire damage in St Nicholas, repairing burnt or charred structural materials is vital. When heat affects items, they lose their structural integrity and can create pungent aromas inside the building.
 
When restoring burnt and charred items, our SERVPRO technicians first concentrate on materials that are essential for your house's structural integrity. Flames can torch items such as drywall and flooring. If the blaze is especially hot, wooden studs and floor trusses can also get affected.
 
Before any restoration work takes place, our SERVPRO technicians inspect the entire structure to figure out the extent of the damage. We determine how severely items were burnt by measuring the depth of the charring on the material's surface. We also trace where the smoke went inside the home and how badly it affected items.
 
In many cases, the flames and heat coming from a fire burn items deeply into the materials forcing them to be removed and replaced. In some situations, if the charring is not deep, materials can be saved from replacement. If charring occurs on wooden studs, they can be sanded down past the burnt material on the surface of the wood. If the burnt material is just on the surface of some materials, then they can be sanded down and resurfaced.
 
After the burnt part of the material is removed, the raw substances get treated with a specialized sealant paint. The paint coats the sanded material and seals the wood preventing burnt fragrances from existing after reconstruction. The sealant also often gets used to seal elements that got affected by smoke created by the fire.
 
Smoke damage also can require different methods such as cleaning and soot removal to prevent foul odors. At the end of the job, the goal is to restore the home to preloss conditions entirely. For assistance with fixing items burnt during a fire, call SERVPRO of Arlington at (904) 721-2230 24/7.
 
Click here for more about St Nicholas.

Reacting Quickly To Flooding In Your Jacksonville Home

6/8/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Reacting Quickly To Flooding In Your Jacksonville Home When it comes to something as detrimental as flood damage to your home, this instance can be overwhelming for a homeowner to experience firsthand.

Reacting Quickly To Flooding In Your Home

There are many things that every homeowner should be aware of living in the Jacksonville area. With the almost ever-present threat of severe weather, safeguarding your home from risks like flooding and storm damages can spare you significant repair bills and restoration costs in the coming years. Unfortunately, many homeowners do not understand where their house is vulnerable to the damaging effects of a storm until their home is allowing these breaches to occur.

When it comes to something as detrimental as flood damage to your Jacksonville residence, this instance can be overwhelming for a homeowner to experience firsthand. Without the right preventative measures in place to prevent the water from getting inside your home, the contents of your house and its structural components become susceptible to the damaging effects of the rising waters. Reacting quickly to these occurrences can spare you irreparable damage to these structural elements and items, and keep your overall restoration costs to a minimum.

Once we have received your call, our SERVPRO professionals respond quickly. From the time that we arrive at your home, our priority is two-fold. First, we have to stop the water coming into your house by working to seal off the penetration points. Secondly, we have to assess the full scope of the damage that your home faces so that our team has the right equipment and plan for restoring your home to its preloss conditions.

Services like packouts can remove "at risk" items in your home from becoming damaged by the pooling water. Once the restoration completes inside of your house, our SERVPRO technicians can return these removed items back to where they initially rested.

Flooding in your home is never going to be an easy thing for you to witness or face on your own. Fortunately, you have certified restoration specialists at SERVPRO of Arlington that is ready for your call and willing to help. We can work quickly to bring your home back to the way it used to be. Give us a call 24/7 at (904) 721-2230.

Click here for more about Jacksonville.

Removing Mold Colonies From Your Jacksonville Home

5/25/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Removing Mold Colonies From Your Jacksonville Home No matter the severity of the mold infestation, our SERVPRO team will be there to help and remediate.

Remediating Mold From Your Jacksonville Property is  Easy With The Help of SERVPRO

Once mold has gotten discovered in a Jacksonville home, many homeowners seek to take care of the problem as efficiently as they can. While for some this means attempting to remove the present colonies on their own, most concede that to remove the colony and the presence of the mold entirely, professional remediation is a necessary step to take.

When it comes to removing and remediating the mold damages in your Jacksonville home, our professional restoration team seeks to limit the spread of this colony to new areas. This process allows our SERVPRO remediation specialists the opportunity to get to work on removing the mold colonies from the organic material it has seated itself on.

To remove these colonies where they get found, several possible approaches might get taken. Our team of SERVPRO professionals often first sprays the affected material down with an antimicrobial solution. This spray deeply penetrates the porous construction materials housing the colony and can work to reduce the entire hyphae with subsequent steps to follow.

There are some instances in which hard scrubbing on the surface can remove the fledgling mold colonies, yet often, more invasive measures are necessary. Sanding and soda blasting allow our team to get into the pores of the material to remediate the mold damages.

When mold damage has persisted for an extended period, the severity of the damage to construction materials and structural components of your home might be too considerable to overcome. In these cases, the only suitable solution is to remove these elements and replace them with new materials. Controlled demolition gets used here to limit the removal of materials to only the severely affected portions rather than to deconstruct entire areas of your home.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

While mold damages can often be overwhelming to discover in your home, there are always going to be qualified and certified applied microbial remediation technicians at SERVPRO of Arlington to help you overcome them. Our team is available anytime that you need us by calling (904) 721-2230.

For more on Jacksonville, click here.

We Can Handle Kitchen Fires In Jacksonville

5/12/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage We Can Handle Kitchen Fires In Jacksonville Unpleasant Odors from Jacksonville House Fires Are Not Mistaken for the Aroma of Coffee--Call SERVPRO for Help

Fire & Smoke Cleanup and Restoration in the Jacksonville Area Is a Cornerstone of SERVPRO Services

Without notice, a kitchen fire can start in your home. While this can be a startling event, quick action is paramount to possibly saving your life. Plus, acting fast can help protect your property and many of your household items. Like many mornings, you put a bagel in the toaster oven and went upstairs to get dressed. Today was a little different. You received a business call and forgot about the bagel in the toaster oven on the counter. Luckily, you were able to put out the fire due to the working smoke detector before the fire spread to any other rooms in the house. There is not much damage, but a strong smell of smoke is lingering in the house. Plus, there is some soot on the walls, ceiling and kitchen floor as well as on the countertop and cabinets.

Calling SERVPRO to inspect fire damage in your Jacksonville home means help is on the way. We try to respond within an hour after the first call to our office. Expect our trained and uniformed technician to arrive at your residence within four hours to access the damage and walk you through the cleanup process. Step-by-step, the production manager or technician explain what needs and can be done to restore the kitchen to its preloss condition.
 
The cleanup process may include wiping down the walls, cleaning the inside of windows and metal surfaces such as silver or brass handles and knobs on the kitchen cabinets. It also may entail mopping the floor and cleaning the ceiling.

Fires in homes vary and require multiple techniques to complete the job. Our SERVPRO crew is experienced, IICRC certified and recognizes what to do in fire damage situations. We may also need to deodorize the affected areas to lessen the degree of smoke odors in the home. To achieve this goal, we can use ULV foggers, air scrubbers with activated charcoal filters, and general ventilation. During the cleanup and restoration efforts, we can also set up hydroxyl generators to neutralize malodorous conditions.
 
We strive to satisfy our customers, which is why our SERVPRO of Arlington team conducts a final walk-through with homeowners after the job is complete. Call us 24/7 at (904) 721-2230 for any damaging fire event. We can make it look “Like it never even happened.”

Click here to visit Jacksonville.

Restoration of a Saturated Home begins with Water Removal in Jacksonville

5/7/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Restoration of a Saturated Home begins with Water Removal in Jacksonville No matter the scope of the water damage, our SERVPRO of Arlington team can help.

SERVPRO is The Restoration Company To Take Care of Your Jacksonville Property

After a disaster involving displaced or intrusive water in your Jacksonville home, restoring things to how your family remembers becomes crucial. As water sits inside your home, existing damages steadily worsen, and advanced secondary stages begin.

Preventing extensive water damage and ending up with a healthy, clean home in Jacksonville becomes a reality more easily when water removal services start the restoration process of a saturated home. Without this service, drying processes take longer, increase the use of electricity, and provide less desirable results overall. The drying process alone may seem adequate when water saturates materials and belongings, but removing the majority of standing water considerably speeds up recovery efforts.

Clean water, such as from a tub that overflowed or a broken pipe causing water to collect all over the floor, can slowly seep into your lower walls, carpeting and wooden floors, their padding or underlay. It can eventually find its way into lower levels of your home, affecting wiring and insulation. When flooding happens in your neighborhood, filthy water can encroach into your property and flow steadily into your residence. Dragging fine silt and mud into your property, in addition to disease-causing pathogens, this mixture can lead to a multitude of problems involving not only your home but also your family members and pets.

SERVPRO technicians use equipment designed to extract the water damaging your home and belongings quickly so the rest of the work can commence as soon as possible. Waiting for floodwater to recede allows extra time for damages of all kinds to escalate, indoor air humidity levels to increase, and pathogens to multiply. Removing otherwise clean water helps overall efforts in restoring your home by keeping this water from progressing into Category 2 or 3 as organic-based materials continually decompose from contact with the water. The less work required, the sooner your family can return home and live "Like it never even happened."

Our Green Fleet ensures that homeowners' needs regarding the protection and restoration of their properties receive the correct response from trained professionals who care about our community. Because we never consider a job too large or small for our attention, you can rest assured that we can help restore your home to preloss condition, quickly, efficiently, and while keeping costs manageable for you.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources


SERVPRO of Arlington is proud to serve our community using the latest techniques in restoration science. When your home needs water removal to prevent increased damages, contact us for fast service and friendly service. Our 24-hour service line is (904) 721-2230, so please do not hesitate to call when you need us.

For more on Jacksonville, click here

Stormy Weather Outside can Bring Water Damage Inside Jacksonville Properties

4/26/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Stormy Weather Outside can Bring Water Damage Inside Jacksonville Properties Water can damage your home in many ways. Count on SERVPRO to return your home to preloss condition.

After the storm passes, water can still damage your home

Many people love a gentle rain shower or even a thunderstorm from the safety of their Jacksonville home. When winds reach a certain speed, though, they can damage shingles and even tear siding away from your home. While these problems might stay hidden from your view, they can still let the water come into your home.

If your residence in Jacksonville sustains these issues, water damage can begin showing upon walls or ceilings near walls, if the water accumulated with the ceiling space. While the area might seem to dry up quickly, unless you remove the moisture left behind, the rainwater can continue to cause problems within your home, even in locations away from the initial damaged areas. The ventilation system in your home carries part of the blame for this happening, as the moisture travels through the air and later condense in other, as-of-yet unaffected materials.

Moisture moves around in your home and can affect almost anything, from rusting hardware and tools to permitting mold to start growing in your Grandmother's antique quilt stored in the hall closet. Completely removing the moisture and restoring healthy humidity levels in your home becomes crucial toward protecting your property. SERVPRO uses equipment that works efficiently to handle the task quickly.

The components of your home's structure can also suffer damage from water. Drywall readily absorbs water, even while feeling dry to the touch. Once this standard component swells, deterioration sets in, requiring replacement materials. We remove the damaged drywall and bring in new materials. After installation, we can then paint the wall, so the damage no longer exists.

The exterior of your home also deserves attention. Torn shingles can continue to allow water inside your home, continually ruining your belongings. Siding can also do the same. Replacing these, or reattaching them where possible, can prevent rain from becoming a problem again.

We want to restore your home to preloss condition, both inside and outside, to better protect your family and your belongings. SERVPRO of Arlington hires local individuals, dedicated to helping others in our communities. We serve the areas near and around Arlington, Jacksonville, and Fort Caroline when water damage or other disasters pose problems that affect their home's integrity. Contact us at our service line, available 24/7, any day of the year, by calling (904) 721-2230.

Learn more about Jacksonville, FL here.

Staying On Top Of Mold Damage To A Hotel In Jacksonville

4/16/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Staying On Top Of Mold Damage To A Hotel In Jacksonville Guests at hotels in Jacksonville do not want mold damage in their rooms and accommodations, even if the growth is nearly imperceptible.

Mold Damage In Your Hotel

Even in cases where mold damage to a hotel in Jacksonville appears unimportant or safe to ignore, leaving these minor issues untreated can lead to significant consequences for your business. Customer impressions, possible health code violations, and potential for expanded problems all can cost you much more money later on than responsible treatments from a company like SERVPRO cost while the problem remains in its infancy.

Guest Opinion
Guests at hotels in Jacksonville do not want mold damage in their rooms and accommodations, even if the growth is nearly imperceptible. Guests tend to inflate problems in their minds and opinions, and regardless of their validity, these opinions may translate into negative public reviews of the establishment. If a single guest finds the beginnings of a fungal colony in their bathroom, they may write about a "mold problem" online that wards off dozens of potential guests for years to come. Regular and stringent checking of rooms for mold damage is as important as a timely and adequate response to the damage to prevent guest opinion of your establishment from dropping.

Health Codes
In many cases, government and private inspectors may care about mold growth far more than your guests. Preventing fines, negative ratings, and lengthy investigations are best done by avoiding risking anything and take care of minute problems before they are found out. Small amounts of fungal growth may be inexpensive to sanitize and remove but could carry significant fines in some circumstances.

Potential For Further Problems
Even if the damage is minor, taking care of problems now helps to avoid a much broader infestation later. Mold can grow and spread quickly, especially in a water-rich environment like a hotel. Even dead colonies may harbor latent spores that can reignite problems later on. Only through targeted and highly effective sanitization methods like those used by SERVPRO can prevent catastrophes from happening down the road.

SERVPRO of Arlington provides treatment and restoration services for mold damage, no matter how minor or severe the issue may appear. Call us at (904) 721-2230 for our help with eliminating mold from your business.

Click here for more about Jacksonville.

How Flash Flooding Could Damage Your Jacksonville Residence

4/13/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Flash Flooding Could Damage Your Jacksonville Residence Storm Water and Winds Harm Jacksonville Properties

Fast Moving Water from Storms Creates Destructive Forces--Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Extraction

There are a few natural disasters that could threaten your Jacksonville home, yet the most typical of these occurrences would be flash flooding. It does not take much to meet the required conditions for flash floods to occur, and when they do, weaker points in your home’s construction get exposed. While modern construction practices enforce the installation of equipment like french drains and other water diversion implements, an older home might not find themselves as well guarded against impending damages.

While it might not take more than oversaturated ground and heavy rainfall to meet the conditions for flash floods to affect the area, ill-preparedness for your Jacksonville home can cause flood damages. Fortunately for you, SERVPRO works to be Faster To Any Size Disaster, which makes us an excellent choice to help you combat the effects of floodwaters pouring in through vulnerable spots in your home’s aging construction.
 
The most commonly affected area of your home when this kind of disaster occurs is in the basement. Typically, blockwork makes up the material for the foundation walls, which erode and degrade over time with exposure to exterior water and flexing of the footer with freezing and thawing of the ground around it. This activity and erosion allow weak points and avenues for water to travel through, expanding these holes even more as liquid pours in.
 
Our SERVPRO technicians work to quickly identify these weak points in the walls and seal over them with hydraulic cement to prevent further damage. This process allows the restoration to begin without a threat of further water penetration into the affected area. Using portable pumps and wet-vacs with extraction wands, the team can remove the pooling water from the floors and get to work on thoroughly drying the area.
 
Finding the right help amid a natural disaster like this might seem problematic, but when you understand the level of dedication and experience that SERVPRO of Arlington puts into every home they care for, the choice is clear. When flood damages affect your home, give our experienced certified restoration specialists a call at (904) 721-2230.

Visit this Florida Coastal city right here.